In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever online music magazine
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Interview about 'freak folk': He wouldn't call it that himself but whatever
label you put on him, his sweet voice and soulful songs have created a stir
in the indie world as few neo-folks ever have. Here he speaks about
influences, his own label, reissues, his fellow travelers, favorite recent
music and assorted hope and dreams.
BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST
Don't call 'em Moody Blues!: A three-part article extensively covers the
history of this multi-decade art-rock staple band that's withered more
highs and lows than a stock market. And rest assured that their love of
mellotrons is semi-platonic.
JOHN CALE INTERVIEW
Sure he has a pretty impressive resume with the Velvet Underground and
assorted productions (Stooges, Modern Lovers, Patti Smith, Squeeze) but
he's also had a solo career that's stretched over three decades and taken
many wild turns. Here, we catch up with his latest antics as well as his
ever-fiery politics as well as his love of Ezra Pound, Pythagoras, Brian
Wilson and Warren Zevon.
Mixtape music for real people: "On his latest release Real Music for Real
People, DJ Language asks the question 'What is black music?' By the end of
this 21 track beat matching journey, he answers that question with a mix of
underground hip hop, seventies soul, neo-soul, and a remix or two to tie it
all together. The soul of the album is spoken by Miwa on DJ Mitsus'
"Intro": "Once you recognize the beat, you never go back.""
When you have Colin Newman (of Wire), Robin Rimbaud (Scanner) and Malka
Spigel together in a band, something interesting is bound to happen and it
definitely does with Githead. Here they cheerful explain what an annoying
bunch of pretentious gits they really are. And proud of it too.
Trumpeter, bandleader, composer: In the world of jazz or any other genre,
you'll be hard pressed to find a more serious, harder working musician. In
addition to helping to lead the incredible umbrella of New Music
Distribution Service, he's also corralled rockers and orchestras to perform
his work. Here we dissect his 70's and 80's work as well as a brief and
somewhat contentious interview with the man himself.
Highlights from the tech fest: Geeta Dayal mines this multi-day Montreal
festival for signs of life and greatness in the techno world including
Mathew Jonson, Galoppierende Zuversicht, Apparat and a shadowy Swiss duo
called Galoppierende Zuversicht. Never heard of any of them? Then read
on... (even if you have, you'll find out more).
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR
Quintessential prog?: After a lengthy hiatus, this renowned British unit
(whose leader counts Johnny Rotten among his fans) triumphantly returned
recently. Keyboard player Hugh Banton helps to fill in the blanks about
And as always, we're always looking for good writers and/or ideas, so let
us know if you have anything to share.
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